Last week got an email that I’m part of the vExpert program from vmware.
vmware vExpert is the award given to the IT professionals who sharing their vmware knowledge and contributing that back to the Community, so I will say Thank You vmware for such a recognition! The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts and awards are for individuals, not for companies!
VMware started the vExpert program in 2009 and it is really attractive and I will look forward for it’s benefits that are lots of them & awesome.
Here it is the announcement of the new and renewed vExperts and I’m proud to be part of it >>> vExpert Announcement
I was honored to be part of very first & very high professional workshop about the vmware and SQL Server. Among us were lot of vmware and SQL Server Experts from Europe and US like MVPs, MCM, vExperts, vmware CTOA, etc
Primary Storage & Secondary Storage – two terms that are very well-known in the nowadays IT technology companies, articles, blogs, social media (LinkedIn, Twitter). Well, Primary Storage – consist the Primary Storage solution for the mission critical data & strict SLAs, however the Secondary Storage – cover much more than the Primary Storage like Data Protection, File Shares, Archiving, Backups, Analytics, Clones, Test/Dev, Cloud etc – in general its Dark Data that is fragmented and inefficient inside your Data Centers.
Today I’m going to cover the Secondary Storage with a DataPlatform technology that is more than ready to sunshine the Dark Data. It’s Cohesity – Data Platform solution that takes care about the Secondary Storage with its unique & innovative Hyper-Converged Architecture:
Distributed Scale-out platform (OASIS – Open Architecture for Scalable Intelligent Storage)
Data Protection (including physical servers support for Windows & Linux) – policy driven
Global DeDuplication (Inline & post) & Compression,
SnapTree snapshot mechanism (infinite snapshots),
Instant Clones for Test/Dev, REST API
Indexing for the global search like Google engine,
Granular VM, File or Object-level Recovery
File Shares (NFS & SMB),
Cloud rich Integration with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform & OpenStack.
So you will be ready to take Control of your Secondary Storage data with Simplicity & Efficiency, Eliminating Complexity, Integrate with vmware and existing backup software (Veeam & Commvault), ensures fast RPOs to 15 min/ enable instantaneous RTOs, Cloud Integration with AWS, Azure and GCP and will have cost-effective backup and recovery to reduce CAPEX & OPEX with this single solution.
Finally Cohesity Hyper-Converged Secondary Storage solution can work hand-in-hand with Primary Storage solutions like: Intel, PureStorage, Tintri, Tegile & recently Cisco UCS.
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server. SSMS 16.3 release includes initial beta support to allow SSMS to display appropriately on high-resolution monitors.
For more info about this update you can read >>> here
For everything about the SSMS you can check >>> here
Is one of the best and powerful HyperConverged companies today that brings together Computing, Storage and Virtualization in resilient, software-defined solution for any Xtreme workloads. It’s webscale technology / architecture that can scale very easy, fast and efficient way! Nutanix is Hyperconverged infrastructure that natively integrates compute and storage into a single x86 based server deployed in scale-out clusters. It reduces power and space, and eliminates storage complexity and makes your infrastructure invisible. It is a next generation of the Enterprise Cloud platform. For more info you can check this video: Nutanix EnterpriseCloud
Nutanix has also the Education program that starts with NSS (Nutanix Support Specialist), NPP (Nutanix Platform Professional), NPSR (Nutanix Platform Sales Representative), NPSE (Nutanix Platform Sales Engineer) and the highest certification level that is NPX – Nutanix Platform Expert (only 11 in all over the World – till today!).
I’m very happy that I’m certified as NPP (Nutanix Platform Professional). This certification is about to Administer everything with Nutanix environment covering Cluster Configuration & Management, Cluster Architecture & Maintenance, HyperVisor Integration while it supports 3 well-known hypervisors (vmware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Acropolis – its native hypervisor based on KVM), Analytics & Health Check, Monitoring & Troubleshooting.
Looking forward for their updates … they are the next generation for the modern Data Centers…
Veeam recently comes out with version 9 of their suite named “Veeam Availability Suite v9” for your Data Center available for the virtualization environment like vmware & Hyper-V. They have decided to give a free NFR (Not-For-Resale) key for the Veeam Availability Suite v.9, now for 1-year retention period, instead of just 30 days.
Check this Link for more details and how to get a free key …